Announced at the The Game Awards a few minutes ago, it looks like the big Oculus news out of the show is the collaboration between the VR hardware maker and Harmonix, who are working together to bring Rock Band into the VR space in 2016. That means actually standing in front of a virtual crowd and playing that loud rock music that the kids are all into. We didn't get an exact release date for the Oculus Rift or Rock Band, but this is pretty cool news. Check out the announcement video after the jump.
Yesterday we reported on the listing of a new action-game from Platinum Games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license. That bit of news came from the Australian Classification Board. Today we've got a few more thanks to the European PEGI thingy, as well as both the Korean and Taiwanese rating boards.
In terms of rich single-player games, the Wii U hasn't exactly seen its share of original titles. Or ports for that matter. Xenoblade Chronicles X, a decidedly very-Japanese looking RPG for the Nintendo console, is out December 5 and the launch trailer definitely sells it as grand anime-inspired sci-fi game. There's giant swords, even bigger mechs, strange aliens, and wonderfully strange alien landscapes and architecture.
Warning, it might actually be summer wherever you're reading this. So don't go do something crazy like buying a scarf and matching gloves. Instead take advantage of the numerous deals on offer at GOG.com, the home of classic gaming. The Big Winter Sale begins today with savings of up to 90% on a number of titles. Running through to December 13, to kick things off there are a few pretty enticing Star Wars and LucasArts bundles. Plus, some mystery.
The prestigious The Game Awards are the back for 2015 and will be streaming live on just about every platform you can imagine this Friday, December 4 at 1:00 PM AEDT. Okay, so they may not be prestigious or even a thing you've heard about, but the The Game Awards will debut a bunch of exclusive footage of some upcoming games. Plus, a 'special announcement' from Oculus. What could it be?
With the recent release of Transformers: Devastation from action-maestros Platinum Games, it makes sense that the studio should tackle another '80s cartoon icon -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan this new title from Activision and Platinum Games is headed to PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Based on the fact that the announcement came from an Australian Classification Board leak, we don't know anything beyond that.
The free bit of Episode VII flavoured DLC, which is available now for those that pre-ordered Star Wars Battlefront, or December 8 for those that chose to purchase the game like a normal human being has just got its own impressive looking trailer. Calling it a 'gameplay trailer' is probably a bit of a stretch. Sure, it uses in-game assets and whatnot, but it's more of a showcase for the wonderful visuals and sound of Star Wars Battlefront. Clearly one of the best looking games ever released. Which makes what we see here look like Star Wars heaven.
Following in the footsteps of the '80s originals, King's Quest Chapter 2 features the pun heavy Rubble Without a Cause subtitle. Which in terms of puns puts it somewhere above King's Quest V's 'Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!', but below King's Quest VI's 'Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow'. No doubt as the series progresses so will the quality of the puns. Which, makes this a spiritual successor worth looking forward to. And with that in mind, Chapter 2 will be out December 16 on PC and Consoles.
Originally slated for a September 2015 release, the Kickstarter-funded Mighty No. 9 is now due February 9. And to go over the modes found in the game, as well as hype-up the release a little bit, we get a new trailer. One that, well, does and doesn't sell the prospect of this being the spiritual successor to Mega Man. The characters certainly look the part, with designs that scream 'Hey that's Mega Man!', and "Yo, that totes be Zero', but the overall look of the game seems a little generic.